Hiring remote workers: your onboarding checklist

Working from home is a phenomenon that is becoming more commonplace. Businesses and employees have realised the benefits of a flexible work environment, and economic uncertainty will see companies less willing to shell out for pricey office space. But starting a new job remotely can be scary and intimidating. New starters don’t have their co-workers around them for support and …

Highly Commended

We are proud to have “Highly Commended” added to our list of accolades this week! This was part of the Mid-Sussex Applauds awards event. In the category Business in the Community Award winner – Recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life. Thankyou to the Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (MVSA) for nominating …

Protect your business in a COVID-19 digital world

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines, so we have adapted the way we work. With that we have increased our reliance on technology. Many of us have been working remotely, relying heavily on IT and cloud solutions to stay connected as we move forward into a new landscape.     As we spend more time online, it is …

Mac OS Security

Whether you use windows or Mac its important to keep the system running securely with all the latest updates and patches applied. Some simple regular tasks can keep your operating system running at optimum. Some general best practices are: Try to Keep your system always up-to-date, both the underlying macOS and any installed software. Prevent unattended physical access to the device from …

Zoom security Tips from ABCOM

We are all using video conferencing more than ever than before. Connecting to our colleagues, clients and suppliers through broadband is the new norm. However , like any software utilised within your business,  it is wise to take precautions. Ensuring good password protocols and software updates are maintained and kept up to date, are super important considerations. Depending on your …

Why employees aren’t the weakest links in IT security

  It seems there is a modern perception across many industries that employees are the weakest links in IT security. And, Technology news website ‘The Next Web’ writes that “given the ever-increasing frequency of data breaches – with human error often being a cause or catalyst – you’d be forgiven for thinking that employees are naturally at fault.” With the …

Top 5 tips for creating the perfect home working space

The UK has been in Covid-19 lockdown for a while now, and millions of businesses have enforced remote working for their employees. Given the current climate, its realistic to assume that working from home will be the new ‘norm’ for a while. And, many companies still need their staff on top form despite the global disruption. So, how do you …

Why Cybersecurity should be top of your business agenda

News of a cyberattack is never far from the front pages of the press. Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly more resourceful, discovering and exploiting new threat avenues in the developing age of digital business transformation. Online newspaper, The Leader, recently warned of an expected ‘sky-rocket’ in cyberattacks, and UK ISP (Internet Service Provider) Beaming reported that UK companies on average …

Cloud based phones

With the shift of workers based from home, its important to remain connected to your colleagues and collaborate professionally with clients and peers. We can help businesses become more efficient by enabling flexible work environments through hot-desking, home working and extending the service to mobile devices. The cloud based phones we offer are agile, affordable and reliable. As long as …

Cybercrime is on the rise

It is apparent to all that cybercrime is on the rise. The attacks in the last few years, Wannacry, Petya, and others have brought a new phrase – ‘Ransomware’ to our attention. The top three threats are as follows: 1. Malware – software designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Employee education, regular updates to …